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EACH organises major international conferences on healthcare communication research and teaching to bring together the community of healthcare researchers, educators and practitioners as well as workshops, courses and meetings on specific research and teaching components of healthcare communication for teachers and researchers.

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ICCH Conference 2020 Part 2: Online

Programme

Thursday 15 April 2021Friday 16 April 2021
GMT+1 Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 2 Parallel Session 3 Parallel Session 4
0700-0745 Conference Welcome followed by
Q&A with Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield, Professor of Psycho Oncology, University of Sussex
UK Developing successful educational programmes: ensuring communication topics resonate with healthcare professionals’ perceived needs, not just what educators believe important
0800-0900 ORAL SESSION O1
Adapting health communication due to the COVID-19 pandemic
ORAL SESSION O2
Research on communication about difficult issues
ROUNDTABLE R1
Two for one! Professional qualities development as a bonus in a communication skills training
WORKS IN PROGRESS ORAL SESSION 1
0915-1015 NETWORKING N1A
tEACH networking session – connect with the EACH Teaching committee
NETWORKING N2A
VR-CoDES in online communication skills teaching (and training) – a tool for practicing emotional communication skills
NETWORKING N3A
Better Care through Better Policies: pEACH Networking session
NETWORKING N4
Bridging the gap between healthcare communication teaching and research
1030 – 1200 WORKSHOP W1
Training raters for Communication Assessment: Who, What, How and How much is needed?
SYMPOSIA S1
Conversation Analysis to analyse healthcare communication – from primary care to the operating table
SYMPOSIA S5
Research evidence of telehealth and remote consultation: Lessons from COVID-19
WORKSHOP W2
Writing tEACHing tip sheets on the spot: Creating and sharing workplace based expertise
1200-1230ePoster Exhibition
1230-1400Break
(Pairing Programme opportunity to meet)
1400-1445Afternoon conference welcome
followed by Q&A with Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield, Professor of Psycho Oncology, University of Sussex, UK
Developing successful educational programmes: ensuring communication topics resonate with healthcare professionals’ perceived needs, not just what educators believe important
1500-1630 WORKSHOP W4
Playing with Interprofessional Communication: Using a Fictional Scenario Game to Practice Communication Skills
WORKSHOP W5
What to Say: Tools for Responding to Patient-Initiated Identity-Based Harrassment
SYMPOSIA S2
Emotion & the training of physicians: innovations to meet the needs of Today’s Clinicians
WORKSHOP W6
Communication challenges during Covid19: Core communication skills for Telehealth and Masked encounters
1630-1700ePoster Exhibition
1715-1815 ORAL SESSION O3
Teaching and training
ORAL SESSION O4
Shared Decision Making
ROUNDTABLE R2
Publishing in communication: meet the editors
ROUNDTABLE R3
Early career information exchange
1830-1930 NETWORKING N1B
tEACH networking session – connect with the EACH Teaching committee
NETWORKING N2B
VR-CoDES in online communication skills teaching (and training) – a tool for practicing emotional communication skills
NETWORKING N5A
Toward linguistic and culturally competent healthcare communication: barriers and solutions
NETWORKING N6
Opportunity for conference attendees to network on their own topic of choice
GMT+1 Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 2 Parallel Session 3 Parallel Session 4
0700-0730 Q&A with Professor Lidia Del Piccolo, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Medical University of Verona, Italy
Emotions as a clinical tool
0745-0915 WORKSHOP W7
Various working formats in medical education with simulated patients
WORKSHOP W8
Teaching conflict resolution skills to inter-professional teams
SYMPOSIA S3:
Making it happen: implementation frameworks and intervention guidelines for healthcare communication
WORKSHOP W9
Overcoming resistance in communication skills learners
0930-1030 NETWORKING N5B
Toward linguistic and culturally competent healthcare communication: barriers and solutions
NETWORKING N7
rEACH networking session: A peer-review platform to support research within EACH
NETWORKING N8A
Launching the Special Interest Group on Nurses’ Communication: Come be involved!
NETWORKING N9
Opportunity for conference attendees to network on their own topic of choice
1045-1145 ORAL SESSION O5
Research on assessing communication
ORAL SESSION O6
COVID-19 knowledge translation and mass media
ROUNDTABLE R4
Sharing experiences of digital & phone consultations & working with Personal Protective Equipment
WORKS IN PROGRESS ORAL SESSION 2
1200-1230Morning conference close
1230 – 1400Break
(Pairing Programme opportunity to meet)
1400-1430Q&A with Professor Lidia Del Piccolo, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Medical University of Verona, Italy
Emotions as a clinical tool
1445-1615 SYMPOSIA S4
How past work can guide current and future research on physician-patient communication: a tribute to Hanneke de Haes
WORKSHOP W10
How to effectively negotiate the outcomes you really desire?
SYMPOSIUM S6
How to communicate with the public during a pandemic?
WORKSHOP W11
Strategies for online communication skills teaching
1630-1730 NETWORKING N3B
Better Care through Better Policies: pEACH Networking session
NETWORKING N8B
Launching the Special Interest Group on Nurses’ Communication: Come be involved!
NETWORKING N10
Surgical special interest group
WORKSHOP W12
ASPE Presents: Training Simulated/Standardized Patients to Deliver Feedback
1745-1845 SYMPOSIUM S7
Highlighting Communication Theory and Methods: Partnering opportunities and perspectives between the International Communication Association (ICA) and EACH
ORAL SESSION O7
Research on patient participation
ORAL SESSION O8
Implementing communication skills training into clinical practice
ROUNDTABLE R5
Exploring implicit bias and cross-cultural communication skills teaching in Health Professions Education
1900-1930Conference close with awards

Abstracts

The Abstracts Book can be viewed here.

Plenary Speakers

Winning Poster: Julia Menichetti

ICCH Conference 2020 Online

Hosted by ACH, in partnership with EACH

The ICCH conference in 2020 was originally planned to take place in Vienna, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was the first to take place online from 9-11 September.

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Click here to view the abstracts.

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Plenary Sessions

ICCH Conference 2019, San Diego

Hosted by ACH, in partnership with EACH

The ICCH conference in 2019 took place in Porto from 27-30 October.

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ICCH Conference 2018, Porto

The ICCH conference in 2018 took place in Porto from 1 – 4 September.

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Click here to review the abstracts.
Click here to see the photographs.

ICCH & HARC Conference 2017, Baltimore

Hosted by AACH in partnership with EACH

The 15th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare was held in Baltimore.

EACH Summer Event 2017, London

The second EACH Summer Event took place at Regent’s University London from 4 – 6 September 2017. Here you can download the programme.

ICCH Conference 2016, Heidelberg

The ICCH conference, hosted by EACH, in 2016 took place in Heidelberg from 7 – 10 September.  

EACH Summer Event 2015, London

The inaugural EACH Summer Event took place at Regent’s University London from 24 – 26 August 2015. Here you can download the programme.

ICCH Conference 2014, Amsterdam

The ICCH conference in 2014 took place in Amsterdam from 28 September – 1 October.  Here you can view the following:

Presentations are available to members in the members’ area here.

ICCH Conference 2013, Montreal

Patient Educ Couns 2014; 96(3):271-2

ICCH Conference 2012, St Andrews

Patient Educ Couns 2013; 92(3):283-5

ICCH Conference 2011, Chicago

Patient Educ Couns 2012; 88(3):357-8

ICCH Conference 2010, Verona

Patient Educ Couns 2011; 84(3):283-6

ICCH Conference 2009, Miami

Patient Educ Couns 2010; 80(3): 285-287

ICCH Conference 2008, Oslo

Patient Educ Couns 2009; 76(3):293-5

ICCH Conference 2007, Charleston

Patient Educ Couns 2008; 72(3); 357–358

ICCH Conference 2006, Basle

Patient Educ Couns 2007; 67(3):241-5

ICCH Conference 2005, Chicago

Patient Educ Couns 2006; 62(3): 285–287

ICCH Conference 2004, Bruges

Patient Educ Couns 2006; 60(3):263-6.

ICCH Conference 2002, Warwick

Patient Educ Couns 2003; 50(3):227-8

History of ICCH conferences

The conference series was started by Gregory Makoul and Theo Schofield with hopes that it would take off as an academic ‘international home for educators and researchers’ – to foster exchange of ideas at the intersection of teaching and research as well as about work in different countries. The series was designed to bring together educators and researchers for an exploration of ideas, innovations, and current practice in communication and medical education. Many productive collaborative relationships were generated at the earliest International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine, which was held in Oxford in 1996. That conference was attended by more than 200 people from 20 different countries.

The early conferences had different names and the first ICCH conference organised by EACH was held in 2002 in Warwick. The first ICCH conference organised by AACH was held in 2005 in Chicago. Since then the ICCH is organised alternately on the European and American continent and welcomes every year more delegates, in 2018 and 2019 more than 600.

Launch of EACH
Patient Educ Couns 2001; 43(1):1-4.
2001
International Conference on Health & Communication (ICCH), Barcelona
Patient Educ Couns 2002; 48(1):1-91
2000
Communication in Medicine Conference (CIMC), Evanston, IL (Chicago)
1999
Communication in Health Care Conference, Amsterdam
Patient Educ Couns 1998;34(Suppl 1):S1-S82.Patient Educ Couns 2001; 45: 1-2
1998

International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine, Oxford
Patient Educ Couns 1999;37:191-5.
1996